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Visited the ship in north wales with woopashoopaa vulex and Telf great looking ship with some good graffitti. Lots of barbed wire and fences around the ship but managed to get to the ship but then we heard " your not supposed to be here" by the secca guy coming from his cabin. Did manage to get some pictures was a nice leisurely look around and nice scenery to be had.on with my history and pics.... On August 10th, 1979, a former Sealink passenger ferry called The Duke of Lancaster" was beached at Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales with the intention of turning it into a floating leisure and retail complex called The Fun Ship but the project never achieved it's full potential due to many long running legal disputes with the local council. Make no bones about it, until it was converted into a car ferry she was one of the finest vessels afloat at the time. The first class quarters in the late fifties and early sixties were the best around, silver service restaurants, state rooms and luxurious cabins. In fact, the facilities and the accommodation on board Lancaster were so good she was frequently taken out of her usual ferry service and used as a cruise liner with frequent annual cruises around Scotland, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.
Not really sure where to put this I didn't get on-board so all the pics are external and not really what I class as exploration I've heard tales of pikey security being heavy handed but the guy that was there saw me, I said hi and he watched me from his car
After hearing the news of the fire and seeing some pics I thought I would go and have a quick look myself. So with the strong smell of smoke hanging over the site I had a quick nose about before this site is demolished completely. Both I and Trench have visited this site before viewtopic.php?f=11&t=443&hilit=duke+of+kent and we both agreed that there was an odd, if not spooky feeling about this place. However on this ten minute visit there was none of that atmosphere left. The only remaining entrance is flooded and all the doors and windows have been boarded up. The Duke has gone from been a scary and dangerous sight to visit to been a total no go area. Pity Anyway on with my pictures This time there was no spooky light from this window (see previous report) Just the strong smell of smoke
After seeing a previous post on Broken Britain and living not a million miles away from the site I decided to visit with Trench as back up. It was most def a creepy place and it has fallen into disrepair. It is a lovely looking building but the atmosphere inside was not right. Creepy to say the least (I had originally posted this report on BB as a reply ro Trench's report) The view from the Car Park The back of the pub, looking up from what is left of the garden. Most of the tiles have fallen of the roof on this part of the pub and has had a serious effect on the inside esp upstairs A very sorry looking seat Inside the pub was in a bad way The old Kitchen? What is left of the stairs Would love to have looked up there but the celling above us was full of holes and you could see day light through some of the holes. Anyway the floor we where walking on was in a bad way as it was. Down to the cellar? Walking to the Bars we had to walk over this door, it nearly gave way under me, and there isnt much floor left underneath What is left of the Bars Anyone for the loo? After hearing what trench thought was a door shutting we decided to go outside. We both took a shot of this window and noticed what looked like a light on inside, I was getting spooked Leading down to the cellar, by this time the atmosphere inside the Duke had got to me and I didnt want to go down there. Call me a wimp or a woos, but the pub had an unpleasant feel inside and I certainally didnt feel safe but after going outside the atmosphere improved and I could have stayed there for hours taken pics from outside This place certainally gave me the creeps. What a great explore, even though we couldnt get upstairs